Quick workaround for sending prohibited files via FB-chat

When sending files over facebook or other bigger chat- or social media platforms, you may encounter that you are prohibited from sending certain files, for example .exe files. A quick workaround for this problem is to just manually change the file extension to, for example .txt, send it and the receiver just changes the file extension back to .exe.

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Quick and straight to the point answer. If I were a use looking specifically for this problem in internet, I would definitely understand, immediately, what to do :) Zipping the file would be another option to solve the problem
Boian Velitchkov - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 21:12 :::
I think everyone had this problem once. I knew about this solution before, its easy and fast. @Boian: some messangers forbid also zip files ;)
Andre Bernecker - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:05 :::
It's fun to see how big companies use such simple safety mechanisms that can be easily work-arounded like in this case. But in corporate environments proxies can be even meaner e.g. by analyzing file codes and deleting automatically zip files from email content - no matter what's the file ending. In these cases it may be the easiest solution to proceed to another cloud solution that enables all file uploads.
Artur Marcin Sz... - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 19:15 :::
Thank you for giving this tip, it was clear and straightforward. I didn't think this way of sending .exe files would work but I tried it recently and it does.
Kawtar Koutit - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 23:22 :::
Thank you for giving this idea... In order to bypass this I used to just c/p the text, but then all the indenting gets lost. Yours is definitely better!
Daria Piacun - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:28 :::
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